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Author:  WhoaMan [ Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:01 pm ]
Post subject:  server migration schedule and status

With 2/3rds of the server being on my desk at work and the other third arriving tomorrow (Wednesday), I figure it is a good time to let everyone know what will be happening


08/31 - Hardware testing / burn-in
09/01 - initial configuration
09/02 - install server in rack alongside current server. forums and wiki will stay up and running on current server but hosted sites (such as Blargg's Home) may be down at times during the weekend
09/03-04 - the forums and wiki will be cloned over and tested. once tested, the old server will be locked and traffic transferred to the new server
09/05 - old server will be powered down and removed from the ISP

I will try and keep everyone updated during migration over the weekend

Author:  WhoaMan [ Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

one of the server's two IP addresses have been disable in preparation for the new server going in the rack. I am heading to the ISP in a few minutes :)

Author:  WhoaMan [ Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

server migration has been delayed until Wednesday... the ISP has been moving their support staff to a different location and the network admin is on vacation until then. :|

it was nice of them to update us on these changes... oi

Author:  WhoaMan [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:17 pm ]
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We were able to get the new server in the rack :) migration to soon follow

Author:  WhoaMan [ Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

Nesdev.com will be down for a while tonight starting around midnight MST for server migration.

Author:  WhoaMan [ Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

forums are now back up, as is the nesdev.com index. currently working on the wiki

Author:  WhoaMan [ Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

the wiki should now be good to go as well

Author:  koitsu [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

The speed difference, even with HTTPS/SSL negotiation, is tremendous (on both forum and wiki). Woot.

However, the DH params for SSL need to be regenerated and higher security applied:

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze ... Results=on

"This server supports weak Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange parameters. Grade capped to B." Details:

* https://weakdh.org/
* https://weakdh.org/sysadmin.html

Assuming nginx (I checked the Server HTTP header):

Code:
This can take a while on some systems (depends on CPU, etc.) so be patient:

openssl dhparam -out /etc/nginx/dhparam.pem 2048

nginx.conf (or whatever):

ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
ssl_ciphers 'EECDH+AESGCM:EDH+AESGCM:AES256+EECDH:AES256+EDH';
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
ssl_dhparam /etc/nginx/dhparam.pem;

The ciphers list I provided here differs from what you might see on the weakdh.org site. The list I provided comes directly from https://raymii.org/s/tutorials/Strong_S ... nginx.html for present-day nginx (I don't know what version you're using).

Hope this helps!

Author:  Banshaku [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

Since the migration I have to enter a captcha on every login. I like nes trivia but is there a reason behind it? Ssl migration? Cookie leftover?

Author:  mic_ [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:27 am ]
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Quote:
Since the migration I have to enter a captcha on every login

Same here. It doesn't help that the answers seem to be case sensitive, or that it isn't apparent how one should formulate the answer even if one knows the answer (is our princess "in another castle", or in "another castle"?).

Author:  tepples [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

I disagree with requiring a CAPTCHA on the first login attempt, not just sign-up or after multiple failures. This also means that the number of computers through which I participate will dwindle as their persistent cookies expire.

I can't even see whether I have the power to turn it off because when I try to log in to the Administration Control Panel on my first attempt to log in in the past 20 hours, I get "You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below." I will treat this failure as a demotion of my privileges here from administrator to global moderator for the period starting now and presumably ending when WhoaMan explains the reason for this policy change.

Author:  WhoaMan [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

tepples wrote:
I can't even see whether I have the power to turn it off because when I try to log in to the Administration Control Panel on my first attempt to log in in the past 20 hours, I get "You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below." I will treat this failure as a demotion of my privileges here from administrator to global moderator for the period starting now and presumably ending when WhoaMan explains the reason for this policy change.


None of the privileges have changed, seems to be a bug with the migration. I will look in to it and try to figure out what is happening.

Author:  Banshaku [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

WhoaMan wrote:
None of the privileges have changed, seems to be a bug with the migration. I will look in to it and try to figure out what is happening.


Well good to know that it's know some kind of nes trivia bullying :lol:

Author:  WhoaMan [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: server migration schedule and status

it has to do with the proxy using the server's IP address so it appears as all users are logging in with the same IP

Author:  zzo38 [ Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:41 am ]
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I disagree with HTTPS-only

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